Another bank robbery in Bloomington, under investigation

ST. GEORGE – The Bloomington branch of Zions Bank was robbed this morning sometime around 8 a.m.  Sgt. Craig Harding of St. George Police Department said that he looked around the [Virgin] river when he heard of it and didn’t find anything or anyone.

“I can’t even give you a description other than [the robber] was male,” said Harding, “because the physical description and the vehicle description kept changing.”  Harding said they may have firm descriptions now that he is unaware of.

Given the unverified variations of descriptions both of the perpetrator and the vehicle, St. George News is awaiting confirmation details from St. George Police Department before reporting any such descriptions.

The bank’s walk-in operation was closed until noon today, but the drive-through was open.  Tellers present acknowledged the robbery but said that they were not permitted to provide any comment or information; both present were sound in body, one enjoying a slice of pizza and the other manning the drive-up window.

“We defer to law enforcement,” said Heidi Prokop, Public Relations Manager for Zions Bank corporate, declining to offer any details of the incident.

Owners and employees of adjacent businesses, Hungry Howies Pizza and Ambience Salon, all said they noticed the police cars at the bank this morning but none saw anything regarding the robbery and none were aware that there had been a robbery. Most of them said they don’t arrive at their businesses before 8:30 a.m., after the robbery allegedly occurred.

(Zions’ neighboring bank in the Bloomington Courtyard, Wells Fargo, was robbed August 18, 2011.)

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